The Episode: Respect, Dawg
When you provide a service to clients and work with people in any capacity, how you treat those around you will have a rippling set of results on your life and business. Respecting other people’s time is a foundational element of this, and keeping appointments and good communication are central. We all encounter unforeseen circumstances and emergencies, but people will soon get the message if you do not take the care to communicate well or appear to disregard their time. Whether these behaviors are directed towards colleagues, clients, or potential business partners, you will reap what you sew, as fewer and fewer people will work with an inconsiderate and selfish person. Respect goes a long way and is an important component of any trainer’s skills and approach!
In This Episode
- The importance of good communication around plans and meetings [0:06:02]
- How bad communication and inconsiderate behavior can impact your work [0:11:58]
- The message you send when you disrespect someone’s time [0:19:32]
- The real differences between succeeding and failing [0:23:36]
- Building habits around time management and scheduling [0:29:40]
“If I say I’m going to meet you at ten o’clock at a certain place, I’m going to be there.” — Jonathan Goodman
Better Communications Practices
Good communication and sticking to plans show a level of respect that should be a baseline for us all. When you flake on a meeting or do not show up for an appointment it reflects really badly on you and your business, and this will have an effect on the short and long-term success you experience. People will generally not forget if you waste their time and energy, or if you do not seem invested enough to care, so make the effort!
Tools and Methods for Staying on Track
There are so many helpful tools that you can use to stay on track, so why not utilize these if you are finding it tricky to keep up with your appointments? You want to avoid the message it sends when you miss meetings, as these events will suppress your ability to be successful elsewhere. Here at OTA we strongly believe that how you do one thing is the way you do everything, and sending the wrong message about your attitude can bleed into the rest of your work.
The Results of a Lack of Respect
If there is one message we want you to take away, it is that you will reap the rewards of your actions. Time is the most valuable resource for all of us, so make sure to respect it for others! Ignoring this basic principle will only result in things working out unfavorably for you, so the awareness of what is important is central to your work as a trainer.
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